Are you ready to sell your home? Nobody wants to have their property on the market for months on end. So whether you’re pursuing a short sale or simply need to sell your home due to a new job opportunity, there are a number of things you can do to ensure that your home sells more promptly.
Improve Curb Appeal
Take measures to improve curb appeal. This can take many forms, including adding plantings and improving landscaping, along with re-painting your home, adding flower boxes to your windows, replacing the old curbside mailbox with something more attractive, and by simply hiding unsightly items, such as trash bins.
Curb appeal is very important because it’s responsible for the potential buyer’s first impression. A person’s first impression of a home will have a major impact on how they perceive the property and how willing they are to purchase the home.
Many homeowners are tempted to over-price their home in an attempt to leave room for negotiation. But in the end, asking for more than you really want for the property can backfire because you risk putting your home in an inappropriate price bracket. In short, potential buyers will compare your over-priced home to others on the market and they’ll see that they’re getting less bang for their buck with your property. So this places you at a disadvantage right out of the starting gate, causing many would-be buyers to overlook your property.
It’s generally best to put an appropriate asking price on your property from the get-go. This results in a faster sale, so consult with your real estate agent. Remember, your Realtor has your best interests in mind and they want to help you sell your property as fast as possible and for the highest possible price.
Clean Your Home
Many homeowners don’t have money to invest in lots of home improvements, repairs and upgrades. This is especially true of distressed property owners and homeowners who are pursuing a short sale.
But there is one simple thing you can do to improve your home’s salability and it won’t require a big financial expenditure. All you need is your time. So get cleaning!
Cleaning your home thoroughly gives the buyer one less thing to do and it enables you to show the property in the best possible condition. This is especially important if you have lots of clutter, as clutter can make spaces look significantly smaller.
If you’re seeking to sell your home as-is to an investor or in a short sale transaction, turn to Kristine Zelazo, the Short Sale Gal! Complete the home pre-sale form to provide Kristine with additional information on the property in question.
Contact Kristine Zelazo by phone at 800.583.4272.